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I MUST BE SLIPPING

December 21, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

or I’ve been duped. For some reason there was a stat floating around in my head that 50% of all aids cases were black men. I was put on this course after one black man in responsded to the diatribe over the ESSENCE article.

Basically, a black woman started the blame game in response to the DL refuting by the Malebranche study, questioning where are black woman getting AIDS from…black men of course! (missing the point of IV drug use’s role), he responded where are black men getting it from…black women…the confusion led me to take a look at the increase in hetero-sexual contraction as reported in 2004 vs. cummulative, and what do you know, hetero contraction is up as well. Again I always preface this reporting with the question “what is the incubation period of this disease”, to remind our new listeners, anywhere from 7 to 15  years, so we are talking about behaviors from the early and mid 90’s…anyway from a quick look, it seems that black men are about 1/3 of of entire reporting as well as reporting for 2004, bad but not as bad as I perceived. Like April Simms says “turn off that idiot box”

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In a later post I will explain the whole hyperbole and lumping in of categories the media does to fuel the flames of finger pointing, to keep us suspicious of each other, so they can continue to sell newspapers…by the numbers the headlines you will never see.

HOMOSEXUAL WHITE MEN CONTRACTING AIDS AT TWICE THE RATE OF HOMOSEXUAL BLACK MEN

or

AIDS CASES IN HETEROSEXUAL BLACK MALES SKYROCKETING

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  1. December 21, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    You know the sad part is that al these myths that are so popular only hurt the community more.

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